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May 21, 2009
Roseola is a common infection amongst babies and young children. Cause
Roseola is caused by a type of herpes virus. Clinical features
The onset of roseola is sudden and dramatic. The young child develops a high fever which lasts for 3-4 days, and then disappears quite suddenly with the appearance of a characteristic rash. The rash of pink, slightly raised spots occurs mainly on the trunk, but may spread to the arms and neck. The rash rarely lasts more than 24 hours.
There is no specific treatment for roseola. Management of the high fever is important in order to prevent febrile convulsions, which are more likely to occur in this age group.
When to see your doctor
• if your child has an unexplained high fever;
• if your child develops a rash;
• if your child is generally unwell for no apparent reason or in addition to the above symptoms.